About Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are a simple treatment to guard against decay and cavities. Sealants are thin, pliable plastic materials that can be applied to the tops of the back teeth (premolars and molars). After they are positioned, dental sealants block out plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food particles to protect from many problems, such as cavities. Sealants can last many years with proper care including a regular home oral hygiene routine. Dental sealants not only improve your oral hygiene and prevent cavities, but they can also save money at future dental exams at Martin Dentistry. Talk to one of our skilled dentists, Drs. Matthew Martin, Stephanie Martin, or Lynn Marshall, during your dental exam at our Fishers, IN office to decide if sealants are a good choice for you or your child.
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"I have had a ton of dental work over the years, and have never really felt entirely confident that dentists know what to do with me. I was sick as a teen with bowel issues, and in my 20s when I got my first cavity and quickly ended up with infections and problems, and have three implants now. I just moved to the area and went for an appointment because there was a loose crown, and Dr Matt Martin told me there was an issue with my implant being placed too high. I went to the oral surgeon who agreed and removed the implant (not fun, but also a great surgeon). During a cleaning, Dr. Martin also identified a tooth that had a new cavity and had so many previous fillings that it was brittle. I went in today to have the crown prepped and another filling done, and he was the first dentist to get me truly and completely numb...for hours. This was amazing, because I always end up feeling awful when I have to ask for more numbing. He was calm and confident, very concerned with my comfort, in general probably my favorite dentist! His staff are downright delightful as well. I'd say that for someone who is complicated, with medical conditions like mine that lead to tooth problems, this is the best practice to go to. I really know they can handle it, and they are empathetic and kind."- E.W. / Yelp / May 08, 2019
"Nobody likes getting dental work done -- especially me. But Dr. Stephanie and her assistant Connie have been so helpful and made me feel much better through everything. I have had a few appointments here recently for fillings and a crown. I asked LOTS of questions, and they were so friendly and helpful. We had fun conversations at every appointment. The work seemed so easy to them that it put me at ease. They obviously have a lot of experience. The administrative side (scheduling, reminders, getting cost estimates, etc) has always gone smoothly for me, unlike my previous dental office. I'm glad I chose Martin Dentistry."- A.F. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
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"I've had alot of bad dental experience, this was not one of them! I had all my uppers crowned and they not only look real they look Amazing. 5 star's"- T.L. / Google / Feb 04, 2019
What to Expect
Applying sealant is a fairly easy procedure that involves plastic resin being painted on the premolars or molars, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens. The sealant fills in and fits into the grooves of the teeth, creating a comfortable, protective barrier. As a preventative method to prevent decay or even tooth loss, sealants work to maintain the health of the tooth for years. The dentist will determine if a sealant is a good option for each patient during their consultation and if needed, will schedule a procedure date. Once the sealant has hardened on the tooth, the patient can continue with their regular routine.
Patients can anticipate returning to their regular routines immediately following the procedure. The dentist will provide them with any special instructions before they leave our office. To ensure optimal oral health, patients should maintain a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. It is also recommended that you continue to schedule annual examinations and bi-annual teeth cleanings.
Plan Your Procedure
You or your child may be one of the many people who could benefit from dental sealants to protect the teeth. Dental sealants are a great option to prevent future dental procedures, like cavity fillings. A relatively easy and quick procedure, sealants can help you and your family experience better dental visits and improved oral health. If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, contact our Fishers, IN office to book a personal consultation.